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The Resource Once a warrior : how one veteran found a new mission closer to home, Jake Wood

Once a warrior : how one veteran found a new mission closer to home, Jake Wood

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Once a warrior : how one veteran found a new mission closer to home
Title
Once a warrior
Title remainder
how one veteran found a new mission closer to home
Statement of responsibility
Jake Wood
Title variation
How one veteran found a new mission closer to home
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The powerful story of one Marine who found healing and renewed purpose after returning from combat, for himself and tens of thousands of fellow veterans. When Marine sniper Jake Wood came home in 2009 from grueling tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, his country asked yet more of him: to compartmentalize his traumatic memories, put his elite military training on a shelf, and adjust to living outside high-stakes situations. Jake feared he would join the huge population of veterans struggling to reintegrate. Since 2001, more service members have died by suicide than have been killed in Afghanistan. One activity helped Jake and his friend and fellow Marine Clay Hunt find a measure of hope: helping communities after disasters, where their training rendered them unusually effective in high-stakes situations. But as their new organization struggled to get off the ground and the VA tied up Clay's meds in red tape, Clay committed suicide. Reeling, Jake resolved to help as many disaster-affected communities and provide a mission to as many veterans as possible. Over the past 10 years, with no money or experience, he and his team have recruited over 100,000 volunteers to his organization Team Rubicon. It's established a reputation for delivering desperately needed aid faster and better than other organizations hindered by bureaucracy. Racing against the clock, veteran volunteers utilize their military training to untangle complex problems quickly and keep calm under pressure in catastrophic scenarios. What's more, Team Rubicon gives meaningful direction to men and women who need the disaster response work as much as the work needs them. Having a continued purpose--a mission that matters--can be the key to a veteran's successful transition from war to peace"--
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DLC
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1983-
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Wood, Jake
Dewey number
  • 363.34/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV553
LC item number
.W647 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disaster relief
  • Veterans
  • Philanthropists
  • Team Rubicon (Organization)
  • United States
  • Marines
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • United States
  • Disaster relief
  • Marines
  • Philanthropists
  • Veterans
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
Once a warrior : how one veteran found a new mission closer to home, Jake Wood
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Crossing the Rubicon -- Moments and decisions -- Poof. That's the sound they make -- Red-embered Marlboro -- The valley echoed -- Everything is wrong -- Life after war -- We do chaos -- Expectant -- When the bagpipes end -- Roll tide -- Hurricane Sandy -- Tornado alley -- Typhoon Haiyan -- Signature wounds -- Five-hundred-year flood -- Broken promises -- We're going to wish we had boats -- Clay would be proud -- Epilogue
Control code
on1176322181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593189351
Lccn
2020032152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1176322181
Label
Once a warrior : how one veteran found a new mission closer to home, Jake Wood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Crossing the Rubicon -- Moments and decisions -- Poof. That's the sound they make -- Red-embered Marlboro -- The valley echoed -- Everything is wrong -- Life after war -- We do chaos -- Expectant -- When the bagpipes end -- Roll tide -- Hurricane Sandy -- Tornado alley -- Typhoon Haiyan -- Signature wounds -- Five-hundred-year flood -- Broken promises -- We're going to wish we had boats -- Clay would be proud -- Epilogue
Control code
on1176322181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593189351
Lccn
2020032152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1176322181

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